This week was tremendous for San Jose fans.
If you don't recall, The SaberCats barely edged out the Denver Gold is last weeks game, winning a close game that was exciting from start to finish. This left many fans wondering if they have what it takes to be strong contender for this years playoffs.
But after this week, many of those worries have been washed away. The SaberCats played their first home game of the season against the Washington Federals. Many sources expected them to lose, but that was not at all what happened.
In the beginning of the first quarter, the San Jose SaberCat offense marched right down the field straight into the endzone for a score of seven points. And that was not the last time they saw it either. Multiple players on both sides of the ball had great games. Both the offense and the defense worked together this time. And it payed off.
The SaberCats ended up winning 59 - 17 against Washington.
QB Antonio Wilson played his best game yet, completing 20 of his 29 pass attempts for 281 yards, 4 touchdowns, and no interceptions. But the biggest player of the game?
That would be RB Christopher Gray, who had a stellar game. He had 19 rushes for 193 yards, average 10 yards per rush attempt. He had 3 rushing touchdowns, and a kick return that he ran 98 yards for another touchdown as well. Gray has also been noted as one of the honorable mentions for this weeks player of the week award.
Sources have told us that Head Coach James Huang had given the running back the "game ball" after the team had went into the locker room following the game.
Asked about how his team played, Huang stated "This was just one game. We still have a lot of improving to do. I am proud of how the team played today, I know that they worked very hard. But there still is much to do, and today does not mean anything for us yet."
One of those things they need to improve? How about their kicking.
Kicker Tommie Prather had yet another bad game. Prather missed 2 of his 3 field goal attempts, despite making all of his PATs. Last week, Prather had also missed a field goal as well. He is currently 4/7 in total, averaging 57% completion rating. It is especially disappointing when you remember that the SaberCats took Prather earlier on in the allocation draft, hoping for a solid long term solution for kicking. He has not yet lived up to any of the potential that the SaberCats were hoping for, and if he doesn't improve soon, this could end up being a serious problem for their playoff hopes.
This leads many to the question: Will San Jose continue to strive? Or will their good luck run out?
Maybe we will find out next week, as the SaberCats travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Maulers, who are also 2-0 and on the rise.
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